Live to 100 and Beyond with Ezio Garritano

Mediterranean Diet & Lifestyle: Usher in a new season by learning the life-changing tools of ancient and modern wisdom practices

Date: Sunday September 23rd

Time: 1-3pm

Investment: $20/advance registration $25/door

There are some very simple, practical tools we can quickly learn and incorporate into our lives that will not only improve our quality of life, but also add to the number of quality years we can experience in our lifetime!

We will take our lead from some of the largest concentration of centenarians known worldwide as researched through the Blue Zones project, and add to that the time-tested ancient wisdom of yoga, along with the insight of some modern day gurus.

Expect to walk away with the tools needed to begin this journey for yourself, as this will prove to be an informative, interesting and practical time together!

Movement & Music Ritualwith James Kapicka & Nathan Foli

Friday, Oct 5th 6:30-8:30pm at LEAP Yoga 

Join James and Nathan on a journey of embodiment and sound as you are guided through deep places in your being and realigned on a cellular level through the healing vibration of music. Come move through a drum infused flow to yummy yin shapes with live beats to serenade your sweat and surrender.

Investment: $25 advance/$30 day of

Weekend with Wah!


Saturday September 29th 6:30-8PM

Wah! plays harmonium, shares mantra, stories and meditation

Sound & Meditation with Wah! 

Sunday September 30th 1-3:30pm

Are you meditating or just sitting there? Learn how to recognize different brainwave states, use sound as a tool for meditation, soothe your nervous system, and release feel-good hormones.

Wah! uses tonight, meditation, dialogue and discussion to expand concepts from the book Healing: A Vibrational Exchange. The energetic components of vibrational healing (breath, light, sound, brainwaves, electro-magnetic field, imagery, meditation) are used to improve meditation, self-healing and communication.

Do you feel like there is something bigger out there for you?

Do you have moments where you recognize that you have a dream to be more, do more, and give more, access more?  

Are you stuck in-between feeling appreciative and grateful for the beautiful life you have and wondering why you feel like something is missing?  Wondering why you just can’t be satisfied? 

Has someone even said as much to you in a negative way?  

Let me reassure you that if you believe there is more, there is.  The grandest of ideas of what you believe is possible for you and for your life is only an itsy teensy glimpse into what is actually possible for you.  

Fantasy thinking is not magical thinking.

Your dreams and your desires are a call to a greater and bigger and bolder experience on this planet.   

“If you can dream it, you can achieve it! “ – Walt Disney

How do you begin to unlock your true potential?   How do you begin to actualize the essence of what is missing in your life? 

Step 1:  You must stay close to yourself. 

  • You must be committed to yourself daily, ritualistically, honestly without wavering.  
  • Your commitment to yourself must be stronger than your neurosis, stronger than your to do list and more important to you than what anyone else is asking for you to do.  
  • You need to be relentlessly disciplined to your self-care, time with yourself journaling, meditating, praying, yoga-ing, spending time in nature and likewise.   
  • Staying close to yourself is deeply knowing yourself, building a relationship with yourself and making this your greatest commitment.   
  • You must put yourself first.  

Step 2:  You must surrender your expectations and trust yourself, your intuition and your instinct ONE STEP AT A TIME.  

  • You must let go of a linear process and embrace the journey.   
  • You must hold a vision of what you’d like to achieve or create but softening to how and when or how you will get there.  
  • You must learn to trust the journey completely.   
  • You must let go of specific outcomes and rigid ways of getting there.  This is an exercise of faith.  

Step 3:  You must be willing to spend time outside of your comfort zone. 

  • You must feel, sit with, breath with and get to know anything inside of you that feels uncomfortable and that you would prefer to avoid.
  • You must embrace the fuzzy feeling, the questioning, and any sense of unrest that has seemed unworthy of your attention and yet presents itself to you over and over again.  
  • You must acknowledge the awkward or unpleasant feeling you have even when everything seems to be going right.  It’s the one you downplay, overlook or disregard.  
  • You must say yes to the invitation to stay close to yourself, to learn yourself and to grown yourself and your life.  

Wanna begin to learn how to do this?  


Ladies, you are ALL invited to the Heart Wide Open Workshop WOMEN’S EMPOWERMENT Workshop this weekend on Sunday, August 19th at 1-215pm.   

Register or find more details under the Workshop section of the Leap Website. 

*All proceeds go to Powerhouse Ministries Folsom helping women and children in need. 

My name is Hannah Zackney and I am a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist #92984 in Folsom, Ca.  

I am honored to share what I learn from my own journey and from others.  

Cacao Ceremony with Winter Jendayi 

Date: Friday October 12, 2018

Time: 6:30-8:30pm

Investment: $20 advance $25 day of – Advance Registration is appreciated

Cacao Dream & Sound Journey

Open your heart with sacred cacao and journey with the beat of the drum to a place within where stillness is found. In this place there is knowing, and we find surrender allowing ourselves to explore new dimensions, carried by the wings of music and purified by healing plants. In this space we find healing; cultivating trust in our allies as we receive insight and clarity from this realm to bring back with us into our daily lives.

Held in a ceremonial space, this offering combines shamanic journeying, sacred songs, and sound healing. The majority of our journey will be spent lying down as we are guided on a dream journey into other realms.

Cacao, commonly used in and known as chocolate, is a medicinal plant from Central and South America which is traditionally used in ceremonies and assists in opening the heart. Winter uses only medicinal-grade cacao sourced from a women’s collective in Guatemala.

Shamanic journeying uses drum beats as a tool to induce alpha and theta brain waves guiding one into a deep state of relaxation and meditation. In this state, intuition is awakened, allowing access to symbols and memories which offer clarity, soul guidance and connection with inner wisdom.



Last July the Sacramento yoga community lost a dear friend, teacher, and someone who helped to create powerful positive shifts in the lives of many. His unassuming presence, humility, sense of humor, and appreciation for simplicity are just a few things I treasure when I remember him.

One thing about Aaron’s passing that has stayed with me is how the community of yogis in our area came together to honor him, support his family, and take good care of each other. When Jaime from Akasha Yoga in Davis reached out to me to see if Leap Yoga and I would be interested in co-creating a memorial event with her there just wasn’t a question. Seeing our Sacramento community come together in support of a good cause (one so close to Aaron’s heart) would make him smile. I can almost see it now as I write.

Please join us for a special evening in memory of our friend Aaron Pappas on Friday July 20th. Live music by Girish and yoga led by Sarah Estabrook and Blake Mason. Proceeds will be donated to the Salvation Army Recovery, a program that Aaron strongly supported.

Tickets are $25 and you can sign up using this link:…

Namaste dear friends. See you very soon!

Stacy Whittingham

Date: Saturday July 21st 

Time: 1-3pm

Investment: $30/advance registration $35/door 

Girish Chant Workshop 

Sharing his own experience as a musician, yogi, and former Hindu monk, Girish offers tools and practices to find and express your true voice through chanting and mindful singing in this interactive and inspiring workshop. Girish’s chanting immersion is for anyone seeking to bring the bliss of Sanskrit chanting into daily life, to deepen an existing chanting practice, or simply to discover and express your true voice.  No previous experience necessary! We’ll explore several of the most powerful Sanskrit mantras, discover what 21st Century neuroscience reveals about this ancient yogic practice, and learn new and inspiring ways to support and open our singing voice. Girish’s chant workshop is an integral part of hundreds of yoga teacher training programs all over the world and is appropriate for all levels of yogis.

About Girish



Workshop Schedule

Friday: 6-9pm

Saturday: 9-12 + 2-5pm

Sunday: 9-12noon

Rolf Gates, author of the bestselling books on yogic philosophy, Meditations from the Mat: Daily Reflections on the Path of Yoga, and the newly released: Meditations on Intention and Being: Daily Reflections on the Path of Yoga, Mindfulness and Compassion, conducts yoga workshops, retreats, teacher trainings, and coaching and mentorship programs throughout the U.S. and abroad–and online. Rolf and his work have been featured in numerous media, including Yoga Journal, ORGINS, Natural Health, People Magazine, and Travel and Leisure’s 25 Top Yoga Studios in the World.

Rolf is the co-founder of the Yoga, Meditation and Recovery Conference at the Esalen Institute in Big Sur, California and the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health in Lenox, Massachusetts and a teacher at Spirit Rock Insight Meditation Center in Northern CA.  He is also on the Advisory Board for the Yoga Service Council and the Veterans Yoga Project. A former addictions counselor and U.S. Army Airborne Ranger who has practiced meditation for over twenty-five years, Rolf brings his eclectic background to his practice and his teachings.  Rolf and his wife, Mariam Gates, author of Good Night Yoga: A Pose by Pose Bedtime Story and Good Morning Yoga: A Pose by Pose Wake Up Story, and Meditate with Me: A Step by Step Mindfulness Journey live in Santa Cruz, California with their two children.  Also check out Rolf’s NEW CHILDREN’S BOOK: Yoga Friends; A Pose by Pose Partner Adventure! For more information check out:

Workshop Description:

Intention and Flow:

Join Rolf for a dynamic weekend of Vinyasa, meditation, pranyama and lecture/discussion as we explore the practices that create a life that works. Throughout this weekend, we will dive into the tools of yoga that allow us to stay connected to the truth of who we are as we practice new ways of being in the world.

The yoga will be a synergy of the freedom of a powerful Vinyasa class and the structural integrity of yoga’s therapeutic alignment principles.

The intensive is intentionally challenging, but open to all who wish to explore yoga as an evolutionary journey.  The only ‘requirement’ is that you show up, do your best and let your best be good enough.

The sessions are intended as a whole weekend workshop, but the sessions may be taken individually. All sessions will be based around aspects of Rolf Gates’ Meditations on Intention and Beings: Dally Reflections on the Path of Yoga, Mindfulness and Compassion.


Friday: 6pm-9pm: Vision and Intention: Vinyasa Session

In this asana-based session we will explore being grounded in our practice and inspired in our lives. We will allow our practice to give voice to the great heart within us.

The session will include Vinyasa, meditation and lecture/discussion. The yoga will be a synergy of the freedom of a powerful Vinyasa class and the structural integrity of yoga’s therapeutic alignment principles.

The intensive is intentionally challenging, but open to all who wish to explore yoga as an evolutionary journey.  The only ‘requirement’ is that you show up, do your best and let your best be good enough.


Saturday: 9am-noon: Being Still with Skill: Meditation Workshop 

Being Still with Skill:  The Power of Meditation Workshop

Yoga is the cultivation of inner space and the ability to use it well. In this meditation workshop, Rolf will describe the opportunity presented to us in the teachings of the Buddha and Patanjali.  This experiential workshop will explore how these great contributions to consciousness weave beautifully together to enhance the quality of our daily lives.  This will be in lecture discussion form and guided meditation experience with support in beginning or building on your own meditation practice.

This workshop will combine a lecture/discussion period and an asana-practice session dedicated to integrating the concepts taught. To truly realize the learning opportunity, it is recommended that participants in the Chakra Workshop also attend a minimum of one Vinyasa session during the weekend.


Saturday: 2-5pm: Faith and Flow: Vinyasa Session

‘In our fear we believe that we must make things happen; in our practice we learn to let things happen.’  Rolf Gates

In this asana-based session we will explore and practice how we create the experience of ‘sanctuary’, the experience of the sacred in our every day lives.

The session will include Vinyasa, meditation and lecture/discussion.  The yoga will be a synergy of the freedom of a powerful Vinyasa class and the structural integrity of yoga’s therapeutic alignment principles.

The intensive is intentionally challenging, but open to all who wish to explore yoga as an evolutionary journey.  The only ‘requirement’ is that you show up, do your best and let your best be good enough.


Sunday: 9am-noon: Intention and Being: Vinyasa Session

The pose is what we are doing; the yoga is how we are being in the pose.

Knowing the heart offers us new possibilities in every aspect of our lives. The session will include Vinyasa, meditation and lecture/discussion.  The yoga will be a synergy of the freedom of a powerful Vinyasa class and the structural integrity of yoga’s therapeutic alignment principles.

The intensive is intentionally challenging, but open to all who wish to explore yoga as an evolutionary journey.  The only ‘requirement’ is that you show up, do your best and let your best be good enough.


Inversions & Arm Balances with Michael Fong

Date: August 11 & 12

August 11 Inversions 1-3pm

August 12- Arm Balances 1-3pm

Investment: $30 and $50 for both

Inversions Workshop

Inversions are highly therapeutic, but these postures can also be intimidating and scary. Leap over the fear of inverting your body and receive proper instruction and support to play with these exciting postures! Join Michael to learn how to go upside down with effectiveness and grace. In this two hour workshop, you will learn the following:

  • Develop your Handstand, Forearm Stand, and Headstand
  • Invert using proper alignment
  • Create body integration and full body awareness

Arm Balance Workshop

Arms balances are challenging postures that can be overwhelming and complex. Fortunately, there are simple tools to help hoist you up against gravity! Join Michael for a playful two hour experience that will give you the building blocks to consistently practice a variety of different arms balance poses.

  • Develop proper body engagement to support your joints
  • Build your understanding of alignment in your arm balance poses
  • Create balance and strength throughout your entire body

Women’s Empowerment Workshop & Fundraiser with Hannah Zackney – Ladies, We Got This….

Date: Sunday August 19th

Time: 1-2:30pm

Investment: $25 pre-register/ $30 door

Calm is the new Cool.  So is Indulgent Nourishment and Radical Self-Acceptance.

Join Hannah to receive instruction on how to create and claim more space in your life for your truest desires.

If you are yearning to live your most vibrant, free, empowered life, this workshop is for you.

In this 90min Intro Workshop to the Heart Wide Open Process You Will Learn How To:

  • Ask for what you really want (and get it!)
  • Prioritize Yourself (guilt free)
  • Begin to set boundaries that work (keep the good in and the ick out)

(If you have attended a previous Heart Wide Open Intro Workshop, please note content has been updated and new material will be shared.)

Investment (in you!): $25 pre-register, $30 at the door

*Note that a percentage of the proceeds will go to Powerhouse Ministries (helping women and children in need)

**No refunds day of event.